Tiger And Phil Go Back And Forth On Twitter

Always calculated, Phil Mickelson joined the social media network Twitter on Wednesday just in time to get into a promotional, yet entertaining back-and-forth with Tiger Woods centered around the confirmation of their big-money, winner-take-all event coming up this November.

A few hours later, uncoincidentally, Tiger tweeted an infographic confirming the much-anticipated one-on-one match.

The announcement allowed Mickelson to answer questions following his Wednesday pro-am, which GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard reported included confirmation that the match will be for $9 million, (not the originally-reported $10 million), contested via traditional match play with mic’d up players and caddies as well as side games.

“It allows us to be a little bit more real, if you will,” Mickelson said. “We think there will be some pretty good interest, but we’re also trying to present it in a way that you don’t get to see with normal TV.

“With only two guys, we should have a totally different experience with fans, because we will have smaller crowds that won’t necessarily have ropes they can walk inside the fairway and up near the greens. The idea is not just to have this great match, but to have this interactive experience so fans can see something they’ve never seen in televised golf before.”

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The match will be played on November 23 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. The television rights, which have been purchased by Turner Sports, will be broadcast in a pay-per-view format. 

The confirmation allowed for a little back and forth between Tiger and Phil, which made up three of Phil’s five tweets as of this writing.

Let the games — and unabashed self-promotion — begin.